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. you've shown that the strength of civil rights underpins strong national security. this balance has been the essence of leon panetta's career. as strong as leon panetta is on security, he's always been just as strong on civil rights and equality. as the director of the u.s. office for civil rights, one of his first jobs in government, he pushed for equal education across the south. as a leading member of congress, chairman of the budget committee, and a white house chief of staff, he worked to advance civil rights everywhere. and as secretary of defense, he oversaw the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," and opened combat positions for women. the balance between security and civil rights sends an important message to the world. and leon panetta has lived that message. at the department of defense, we work to preserve america's individual liberties as well as defend our national freedom. when the supreme court issued its decision on the defense of marriage act this summer, the department of defense immediately began working on providing the same benefits to all eligible spouses, regar
. ultimately the reason i headed up to the u.s. office for civil rights, it was tough disaggregating schools in the south was not easy. the people in the office for civil rights were dedicated dedicated to a comp showing the task of giving kids an equal education. -- dedicated to accomplishing the task of giving kids an equal education. they said they were going to back off of strong civil rights enforcement. i had to make a decision. do i uphold the law or back off of my principal? ini fight for what i believe or do i sacrifice my job? i lost my job. but i have never regretted the decision is standing for what you believe in. [applause] i went back to monterey and public service was still in my veins so i ran for congress and served a terms of the congress. eight terms. it was a different congress. el.er tip o'neill, bob michae we just honored tom foley the other day, speaker and a majority leader. republicans and democrats work together. toy work together to try solve the problems facing this country. yes, they had their differences. yes, they had their politics. when it came to issues aff
to reveal the extent of the problems room. the office of civil rights in the city of seattle wash it has told city employees that certain terms may not be used in official e mails and discussion scoring that goal fox news. these terms of the brown bag and citizen ninety percent of americans of the cube expression brown bag think of taking a nice healthy lunch we had on a brown paper bag to work with themselves. let the court considered the land these words are an obvious reminder of the days when a person's skin color was compared to a brown paper bag to determine race off anymore even remotely two listed races and needs to be banned between the giver of the warm blanket because the keys of native americans deceased or blankets to kill them on in the block to live with beans lead actor in that work to remember the separate drinking fountains segregated buses based on race in america. yeah so we can see those words anymore either or we might just possibly remember something at which could lead to the ultimate horror of the modern western world and pleasant thoughts we see a lot of western
as the first officer for civil rights and civil liberties at the department. he started his federal career as a civil rights attorney at the u.s. department of justice. he's a graduate of the university of louisville and university of virginia school of law, and he's also an adjunct professor at pepperdine and george washington university. so let's get started. i'm going to start, dan, with you, our topic, today's relationship between private and public in cyber, and a key effort is to share information between -- promote sharing between the private sector and government about vulnerabilities, threats, and intrusions. can you talk about what from the dhs perspective those efforts are trying to achieve and how they are working? >> good, thank you. i'll try. i'm going to describe some of the information sharing programs that my client administer, and that hopefully sets up the other panelists to talk about specific approaches to the issues. i think information sharing is one of those terms that can make anybody's eyes glaze over. i'm going to try to put it in plain english to the extent i ca
9 of the civil rights acts says institutions receiving federal funds must insure an education free of sexual discrimination. many colleges and universities say they weren't unaware of their legal obligations under title 9 to also protect students from sexual assault. >> we absolutely put much more emphasis on preventing plagiarism than preventing rape. that is a reality. >> reporter: annie graduated and in 2012 she and andrea found each other. they began to talk about the issue of rape at the university of north carolina. >> unc is not a bad place. it's representation of a larger cultural problem. >> reporter: the women began researching title 9, interfering other victims of rape, utilizing social media, and in january o of 2013 a lot of within former unc administrator melinda manning and two others they filed a federal complaint against the university of north carolina at the department of education. >> when you have 18- and 19-year-old men and women who are holding the government accountable for rape, like it just--it boggles my mind. >> reporter: as for annie and andrea they hav
reported to prison. p son of civil rights leader began serving a 2 1/2 year sentence. jackson had until this friday to report to prison, jackson pleaded guilty last august, in federal court to misusing campaign funds. it's new charges for south african olympic track star. prosecutors add new gun related charges to his file. these charges are separate from the case that has him facing murder charges when police say he killed his girlfriend back in february. he contends he shot her in self-defense. thinking she was an intruder. and finally, archaeologist off the coast of north carolina have recover add pirate treasure. yesterday they raised five cannons from the ocean floor that belong to the infamous pirate black beard. she was found in a boat wreck card that dates back to 1717. the archaeologists say it looks like it was made in sweden which hints that black beard bout or stole his equipment from different countries. >> thank you. al jazeera america, with just a few months to ago, is russia ready for the winter olympics. and the nba regular season getting underway tonight, when we retur
to warrant criminal or civil rights charges. if something criminal happened, is it a guarantee something could be charged federally? >> no. that's part of the problem. that limitation you refer to before, they have specific areas they can get into and you know, when you've got a situation like this with these bizarre kinds of body parts being removed and then you're digging it up and things like that, it's hard enough to come up with a traditional criminal case. now you're trying to fit that case into the box that the u.s. attorney is in, which is much more limited than what a traditional state or county prosecutor could do. i just think it's a herculean fact. i don't think you'll see anything happen at least on the federal level. >> the good news is if the u.s. attorney finds evidence that a crime was committed, they will find someone to prosecute it. if they don't do it, they will pass the evidence to the local authorities. i'm confident if they can figure out a crime happened, someone will be prosecuted but i'm very skeptical. >> this prior family who basically had a vigil outside for
race a factor there? we'll talk to a civil rights leader who's joining the call. >>> and later, hip-hop, humor and public health. it's today's "big idea." >>> we're going to start in the west where travelers at los angeles international airport are seeing an increased security presence today. it could be days before the airport returns to normal after friday's shooting that left a tsa officer dead and others wounded. nbc's miguel almaguer has been covering the story for us over the last day. good day to you, miguel, and what's the latest? >> reporter: good afternoon. we know that terminal three where the investigation is taking place where the shooting happens remains shut down to the public. they are allowing some passengers who were inside that terminal during the shooting to come back this afternoon to retrieve some of their personal belongings. as you know, this shooting took place yesterday at 9:30 in the morning. it was the middle of the weekday commute at the end of the week when police say 22-year-old paul ciancia walked through the front doors of the terminal, pulled out an
's also very expensive, too. it's a civil right. but it's very expensive for these women they a to hire drivers to do all this back and forth. it limits their freedom. >> there are some subtle changes happen, whether that's one of them -- nobody was locked up or anything like that. a lot of women were out there driving >> it's a good thing. >> more power to them. >> the u.s. dealing with allegations of spying on world leaders. a high profile british phone hacking at trial started today in london. >> this is a big deal, too. former top editor of the now defunct news of the world tabloid rebekah brooks, you see her there, and andy call son hon later became a prime ministerial advisor an us cooed of conspireing to illegally access cell phone messages. >> the phones belonged to the rich and famous, even regular folks. they were spying on them the tabloid was part of rupert murdoch's empire that includes fox news and "the wall street journal" in the united states. >> it's going to be fascinating hear what comes out of that. it's changed how the tabloid media operated in great britain. >> abs
's represented army reservists and business interests including the chamber of commerce as well as civil rights plaintiffs. ms. millet is a nominee with unquestionable integrity and character. she's committed herself to pro bono work. she has done this throughout her career and has engaged in significant community service. it's interesting at a press conference i held yesterday, we had spouses of people in the military and we talked about another aspect of her career. her husband is now retired navy reservist, but as a military spouse when he was called up, ms. millet has a personal understanding of the sacrifice we ask of our service members and their families. at the very height of her legal career, her husband was called on to deploy as part of operation iraqi freedom. he left, of course, as those who are called to serve do, but she's left at home with two young children. and what did she do 12347 she did what spouses all over this country do, she filled the role of both parents at home while her husband served in the navy overseas. in fact, just the other day the senate passed the bipartisa
republican attorneys general, law enforcement groups and civil rights groups. she also has tremendous support from retired members of the military and groups representing military families. in addition to being a highly qualified nominee, miss millett will fill one of three current vacancies on the 11-member d.c. circuit court. as -- again, as senator durbin pointed out, the d.c. circuit is considered the second most important court in our nation. it is critical that it be fully staffed with qualified judges. the court handles important terrorism and detention cases, it hears a large volume of complex issues involving administrative actions of the federal government, and the d.c. circuit is also considered the most important civilian court for members of the armed services and veterans. former d.c. circuit chief judge patricia wald noted -- quote -- "the d.c. circuit hears the most complex, time-consuming, labyrinthine disputes over regulations with the greatest impact on american -- ordinary americans' lives. clean air and water regulations, nuclear plant safety, health care reform issues, i
after their first u.s. tour. president johnson had recently signed the civil rights act and was on his way to a landslide victory that november. and a 35-year-old tom foley was having lunch at the spokane club in downtown spokane. a gifted lawyer from a prominent local family and trusted aid to scoop jackson. tom mentioned to the guys he was eating lunch with that he was thinking seriously about running for congress not this time but , the next time around. at which .1 of his lunch companions loudly dismissed the idea out of hand and said he'll never do it. it.nd said you'll never do you're like all young people. you think the party is going to come to you with a tiffany tray and an engraved card and say please, we humbly beg you, run for congress. and that isn't the way it happens. people get to congress by wanting to run for congress. you've got excuses this year and you'll have excuses next year and the year after that. well, tom didn't like this little piece of armchair psychology one bit and he was determined to prove them wrong. so he got up from the table and walked over to the
the privacy and civil rights oversight board, and the short version is, right, now is a time ripe for discussion about whether fisa needs fixing, and if so, how to fix it, and so hence this briefing to sort of talk about where we are and where we might be going. that's the plan. i'm going to very briefly now introduce our four speakers who will hopefully not prove my wrong in the next 45 minutes. you have access to the full bios from the website for the event. i'll give you the short, short, short business to quote "princess bride," and on the left is the director of georgetown university law studies. jim harper from the cato institute, to jim's left, ross, a former student of mine, lived to tell the tale, computer industry association, and at the end, last, but certainly not least, greg from the center of democracy and technology. they're going to speak in this order, and then, hopefully debate a little bit. with that, i'll turn it over to carrie. >> terrificking thank you. i've been asked to talk about oversight structure that's in place with respect to activities or, in particu
. >> i got to make a call. thanks so much. barney's has some explaining to do. a civil rights group wants to meet with the head of the department store over a racial profiling allegation. last week, two african-american customers accuse barnes of discrimination, saying they were detained by police on suspicion of credit card fraud after buying expensive items at a store in new york city. macy's is also under fire after a customer there was stopped while shopping in a manhattan store because of his race. >> ross shimabuku is here. >> red sox this close, they can taste it. after two crazy finishes, last night was the first normal world series game, but there's been nothing normal about david ortiz. big papi has been putting on a show, batting over .700. he said i was born for this. in the first, ortiz rips it by craig, driving in pedroia for the first run of the ballgame. why are they pitching to ortiz? ortiz king of the swing, lester king of the hill. he gave up one run, but that was a big one right here. matt holliday hits that to the arch. that rocket ties things up at one. holiday was g
. education reform is the civil rights issue of our time, but dramatically raising the equality of education is also essential for sustaining our competitive posture in the world and securing our long-term economic future. thankfully, there are proven reforms that are being implemented and growing pockets throughout our nation that we know work. the key to improving education is widespread embrace of higher expectations and higher standards, including the common core, more accountability, much more parental choice of every kind, ending social promotion, this insidious policy that passes kids along without them learning the basic things and thinking their self-esteem matters more than whether they can calculate math or read. improving education was my first priority as governor. it was where my passions were. i guess it is the reason why i have been invited here tonight. i thank you for allowing me to be part of the movement to make sure that every child learns in america and that we rebuild our country in a more optimistic way rather than trying to redistribute wealth. [applause] here is wha
militarily and a civil war right now is unlikely. a localized guerila could cost revenue. >> reporter: early results and only early ones in georgia's presidential election show that he has taken 62% of the vote and enough to avoid a runoff in this former soviet republic and we report. >> reporter: celebrations to mark the end of an era and the beginning of a new style of government in georgia. and he will take the presidency with some two thirds of the total vote and he had one man to thank, the prime minister. . >> translator: i'd like to thank a person who is very important to me, who is and always will be a very serious authority, my friend. >> reporter: and the new president will remain head of state, constitutional changes mean real power is about to transfer to vili and the prime minister has conversely pledged to step down and he claims to have restored georgia democracy and believes the nation should be grateful. >> translator: a second round would have shown that georgians do not have a sense of gratitude and didn't want it and we would have won anyway and victory would have com
's book club selection, john lewis on the early days of the civil rights movement. >> washington journal continues -- we want to welcome back to the table congressman bill pascrell, on the wings and means committee. the one-year anniversary of superstorm sandy. a front-page story on "the washington times," this morning, after a wave of disaster, "a trickle of aid. guest: you have both the administration and the state administration playing the same situation, sitting on money that has been voted on, you know how difficult it was to get the money in the first place. guest: you have both the administration and the state administration playing the same situation, sitting on money that has been voted on, you know how difficult it was to get the money in the first place. back then there were people against this and are asking money for their own problems in their own state, which is a bit hypocritical, but the fact of the matter is i am concerned about the flow of that money. i had a press conference yesterday into towns that were dramatically affected by hurricane sandy. trying to pay attent
for the senate to look at this because there are civil rights, i think implications, martin, when you have racial profiling and stand your ground laws mixing. and so perhaps that is something that this senate will look at. it's an important step that's needed. because law enforcement folks that i've spoken to by and large are really against stand your ground. they're not in support of it. they certainly feel that it has inspired a lot of vigilante justice when you look at the numbers. so there is certainly further scrutiny that needs to be done in terms of these laws. >> paul, i'm going to bring you in. but first let me tell you this, the mother the jordan davis is always expected to testify. stand your ground has been the focus in that particular case. do you think this helps bolster the argument by some that this law really encourages unnecessary confrontations and promotes racial profiling? >> it's a difficult question in terms of how the federal government can deal with it. because if it it uns out to be true, and i think by the way that steakcally most the victims of the stand your ground la
the stop and frisk policy. a federal judge has ruled the policy violated the civil rights of minorities and the city is appealing the decision. and the st. louis cardinals finally got back to boston for tonight's game six of the world series. mechanical problem cap the team's flight on the ground for seven hours. trying to keep the red sox from winning it all. the first pitch 8:07 eastern time on fox. now get you back to nicole and adam. adam: thank you very much. melissa meyer, doing a zuckerberg. supposedly buying up her neighborhood starting with a funeral home. a historic mortuary was bought for undisclosed amount this month while not listed as an owner, the purchaser is believed to be melissa meyer. recently bought four of the five houses surrounding his nearby home in a bid for more privacy. the current house hosted president obama for 2010 fundraiser and according to locals is often the site of loud and disruptive parties. you know how they like to party. nicole: crude oil down more than a dollar. fox business contributor phil flynn price futures group in the trading pit tells us
we ignore the reality that americans eon going struggle -- ongoing struggle for civil and human rights is being tested even as we speak today. rights once fought for and won after a long struggle such as the right to vote without fear of intimidation, the right to a high quality and equal public education, the right to a fair cannes at the american dream -- chance at the american dream are today being abridged by zealots who are determined not just to slow or stop progress, but to repeal and reverse matters of human dignity. in the my view, these zealots will lose because they always do. and america will win because we always do. ours is not a perfect democracy, but it's as close as any nation has ever come to perfection. although memoirs are by definition written for posterity, my hope is that many young americans will read this book. i say this because it's clear as a bell to me and to millions of concerned citizens that our government is not working as well as it could and should. i say this not with a sense of pessimism, but with the wisdom of having lived through the good,
freedom do and our own and civil liberties and rights. they happen to be guerin teed in a thing called the constitution of the united states. host: is glenn greenwald a journalist or an activist? erie: you have to ask him it i think he is a little bit of both. host: why do you say that? guest: he made no secret that he has a point of view. that means he is an activist. he was also writing for "the guardian." papers a liberal, leftish which has done some very good work. i believe he is leaving there or has left to work on a new venture with the gentleman who started ebay. wilmington, north carolina, independent caller. caller: i have been listening to what you have been saying about you are not sure if other countries have been doing the slain sleeper -- the same sleeper agent thing. is it more practical to have these boots on the ground? i feel it is more contain information, more relevant and practical to have roots on the ground. .t is more expansive it is very broad when you do the wiretapping. which is more relevant for the spy world? guest: it is tempting to think illegals are the
the political article that claims that moderate house republicans have had it with the extreme right wing reporting that peter king says the congressional republicans need to specifically target the freshmen senator. is there really a civil war going on inside, trying to figure out who can emerge as a leader and a leader that can get people to fall in line? >> well, i'll give one defense of ted cruz with his actions with the filibuster and that's this. without strong leadership, there's a void and it allows someone like ted cruz to move forward and take that mantle. >> it wasn't a filibuster, it was a faux filibuster. everybody knew which way the wind was blowing before he started because he agreed to not have -- to not let it go that far with harry reid prior to that epic, you know, how many hours that faux thing was. >> ted cruz admitted that himself. we all knew that going in. but the fact remains he still tried to do the tactic, i don't know what it was for, we can debate that all day long. >> national press. >> i'm sorry? >> it was for national press. >> it was to fund raise. >> ther
and has national implications is the difference between civil unions and a full marriage. what is the difference? tell us why this fight has become so important. >> well, civil unions are different because they are defined by the legislature to include some rights of marriage, but not necessarily all rights of marriage. >> so give me an example. >> well, there could be va varieties of inheritance rights. now the supreme court has ruled last summer that if you're married, you get federal benefits. if you have a civil union, you don't get any of the federal benefits so you can't file a joint tax return, you can't get social security survivor benefits, so the truth is, is that the effect -- one of the unintended consequences of the supreme court ruling last summer that was so dramatic was that civil unions now mean less because marriage means so much more. >> well, four months after that supreme court decision that you just said, there are now four other states where same-sex marriage cases are pending. three of those states could legalize gay marriage by the end of the year. oppo
before, neither side in this awful, grinding civil war is able to do a knockout punch right now. one problem that is hampering the opposition is the bitter division among the armed groups. even in the last month, al qaeda groups, especially a group called the islamic state, actually started fighting with the people that we support that were fighting the regime. those people have been fighting a two-front war, which has been seriously hampering their efforts. >> you know these folks. some of us have become familiar with these folks in refugee camps after multiple trips. we had a strategy that we were building in early september. administration has been incredibly slow, and obviously, this covert policy that everybody in the world knows about, where we will train folks covertly so we do not have to talk about it in committee settings like this, but basically, we have trained about 1000 folks. our intelligence folks can train 50-100 per month. we had a minor strategy, but basically, do we really have a strategy at all relative to the opposition? and building their strength against al q
in this awful grinding civil war is able to do a knockout punch right now. one problem which is really hampering the opposition, senator, is the really bitter divisions among the armed groups. even in the last months al qaeda groups, especially a group called the islamic state for iraq in the lavonte started fighting with the people we support. so they've been fighting a two-front war which seriously hampered their efforts against regime. in that sense, senator, that in particular made their position more difficult. >> and i think the humanitarian situation is worse than before. we've become familiar with folks at these refugee camps. the administration has been incredibly slow. obviously this covert policy that everybody in the world knows about where we are going to train folks covertly so we don't have to talk about it in committee settings like this, but basically we trained about 1,000 folks. our intelligence folks can train 50 to 100 a month. we had some kind of strategy that was minor strategy, but basically, do we really have a strategy at all relative to the opposition and building thei
civil war is able to do a knockout punch right now. one problem that is hampering the opposition is the bitter division among the armed groups. month, al qaeda groups, especially a group ,alled the islamic state actually started fighting with the people that we support that were fighting the regime. those people have been fighting 82-front war among which has been -- have been fighting a t war, which has been seriously hampering their efforts. folks.know these some of us have become familiar with these folks in refugee camps after multiple trips. we had a strategy that we were building in early september. administration has been incredibly slow, and obviously, this covert policy that everybody in the world knows about, where we will train folks covertly so we do not have to talk about it in committee settings like this, but basically, we have trained about 1000 folks. our intelligence folks can train 50-100 per month. we had a minor strategy, but basically, do we really have a strategy at all relative to the opposition? and building their strength against al qaeda on the ground
and security concerns, a second group going to focus right in on civil liberties, privacy and civil liberties oversight board to give some of the oversight many of the critics in the surveillance was saying they were lacking. every day there's another revelation about spying including some of our closest allies. the newest edward snowden documents reveal more spying on america's closest allies. in spain, reports the nsa listened in on 60 million phone calls in a single month and in germany the newspaper reports president obama was briefed by nsa chief keith alexander about spying on angela merkel's calls back in 2010, contradicting white house assurances the president was not aware of the extent of the surveillance. the nsa quickly denied the report telling cnn "general alexander did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor merkel nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving chancellor merkel." a clear step beyond the white house's willingness up to now to deny president and future monit monitoring. >> i can tell
and controlling it, you better find something else in the marriage that the other person will be must more civil on. melissa: each person has to have own separate accounts, that is being didn't now. that is society. each person has their own rights and do what they want to have privacy. what do you think about that? i don't think my husband needs any privacy. >> no. but my mother, what happened to the old saying, what is his is mine and what is mine is mine? melissa: yes. >> do we like that? melissa: no, i don't think so. >> important to have some sort of independence but have it within the confines of relationship. melissa: you want your cake and eat it too. that makes no sense. how do you make that -- >> 5% of each of incomes spend without checking with the other person. or set a spending limit. melissa: now you're starting to make sense. this is something we said, over x-amount, whatever is comfortable in your household. you can't go out and spend a thousand dollars, say to the other person, how do you feel about this? i really want to do this. >> bobby went downstairs for fedex with business
, are they following the law, are they protecting civil ribber -- liberties that's what the oversight committees do. i work well in that function of oversight. the question is, what are the threats to the united states. who is using u.s. networks right now to steal intellectual property like the chinese, the russians and others. we've had cyberattacks against the united states this year from a nation state that exceeds over 300 different 'teams destroy some financial services networks that affects every american. we haven't talked about those things. we've got al qaeda spreading around the world in a way that is frightening, think about it. last year alone some 15,000 terrorist-related deaths. it is the nsa, the cia and others charge to make sure that zero of them happen here. zero. that's our standard. and so what we've asked hem to do is go out and collect information that protects america so every politician in washington, both republican and democrat are seized up by this hyper partisanship can't wait to put out a press release how terrible our intelligence service are. it's a deer caught in the h
these inspectors, there are two sites you're absolutely right that they have not been able to get to. we have always anticipated that there may be some in that condition because of the presence of a civil war going on in syria. but the other parts of the report which i'm still studying, it's quite detailed and really quite fastening and tharks to al jazeera for that, the other parts of the report show that they have almost completely destroyed the filling equipment. you see the chemicals are head in binary fashion. who parts that have to be mixed together and then filled into munitions if they are to become a usable weapon. that equipment is crucial and this report shows that they have almost completed that already. so i think progress is quite encourage you. >> you know when we talk about this to begin with you suggested this would be a very, very difficult process, it wok time consuming. >> theat. >> it might take years to wrap all of this up. so you're more optimistic now? >> well, having been around this arms control business for a long time, optimism is not my easy suit. what i did say e
. and then the revolutionary guard intervened in what you call "a civil war" and he turned the tide. and he continues to maintain his position of power and slaughtering innocent civilians. and you are relying on the geneva conference, right? >> senator, i would agree with much of what you said in terms of the balance shifting against him and the intervention of hezbollah helping the regime. more and more, the regime is dependent on foreign manpower because of the manpower shortage, as i mentioned. but our goal ultimately is to get teary and communities who are afraid of each other to somehow come to a political agreement. i cannot emphasize that enough. until the community that is backing assad feels they will not be slaughtered, they will keep fighting. that is why i talked about the need, while we support the moderates and the opposition, and also to put forward political proposals. now is the time. >> again, realities of warfare are that someone believes they can stay in power, which obviously assad can, and they are not ready to negotiate their departure. that is a fundamental principle. for you
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